Special Issue "Surface Plasmon Resonance-Based Biosensors"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Over the last few decades, we have seen an enormous growth in biosensors based on optical transducers. Among the reported optical biosensors, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensors show a number of significant advantages over more conventional biosensors, including real-time sensing, label-free detection, fast response and ultra-high refractive index sensitivity. Consequently, SPR biosensors have been studied extensively since the first demonstration in 1982.
More recently, biosensors based on localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), a SPR phenomenon observed in metallic nanostructures rather than bulk metal, has emerged as a leading label-free biosensing technique. The progress has been fueled by continual improvement in fabrication of metal nanostructures. The properties of LSPR are highly dependent on the material and the size and shape of the nanostructures used. Thus, compared to SPR biosensors, LSPR biosensors are of more flexible design and often less complex sensor fabrication, arising from the fact that LSPR easier to excite, free from the need for prisms or other optical components.
Although surface plasmon resonance technologies are now widely used for biosensing, several challenges remain, e.g., improving sensitivity and limit of detection, improving selectivity in complex biological solutions, and adaptation of sensing elements for point-of-care diagnostics or other cost sensitive applications.
In this Special Issue, manuscripts are invited, which are devoted to the application of both SPR and LSPR for biosensors. Both reviews and original research articles will be published. Reviews should provide a critical overview of the current state-of-the-art in a particular application field. Original research papers that present new SPR/LSPR biosensor designs and applications and/or fundamental studies with potential relevance to biosensing are welcome.
Prof. Dag Roar Hjelme
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- Plasmon resonance
- Surface plasmon resonance
- Localized surface plasmon resonance
- Pont-of-care diagnostics
- Environmental monitoring
- Refractive-index sensing
- Multiplexed sensing
- Optical fiber sensor